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    Default What were your favorite foods growing up?

    Do your kids love the same foods you did?

    I don't remember much about the day to day food I ate but the things I do are the subs & pizzas I stayed up late(11pm laying in waiting to surprise them & beg for bites) on my dads payday because I knew he'd be coming home with one of those for my Mom & him.
    Junk food was my fav.
    My kids do have different tastes than I did growing up, they like more real food and are more adventurous & less picky than I was. Guess I raised them & fed them well, lol.




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    I remember when going to Dairy Queen was such a treat! One time my dad took me there when we were out on his motorcycle. I was on the back with my cone and we went over a bump and I smacked him in the back with a vanilla cone! Needless to say, that was the 1st and last time I ate ice cream on the motorcycle!.

    We never really ate out when I was a kid except for asian food. My mom and dad love thai and chinese food so we would go out alot and I would always beg to get the poo poo platter which was a bunch of appetizer type foods, egg rolls and paper wrapped chicken, and it had a thing in the center with sterno in it so you could cook your own strips of beef. I loved that! I would beg and plead to get it.

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    My favorites were my Mom's chicken fried steak with gravy and mashed potatoes and homemade chocolate pudding for dessert. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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    Just about anything my grandmother cooked!! I loved her chicken 'n dumplins, stew, malts, and I think my favorite was her homemade biscuits and gravy!

    My kids like junk food.

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    Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cream gravy (usually for Sunday only)

    Hot bread, my dad would tear out the center, butter the outside for him and the inside for me ... one of the few good memories I have of him

    My mother's fried potatoes, onions and green peppers

    Beans and ham with cornbread

    I also remember the Dairy Queen ice cream dish (I don't like cones) that we got once in a blue moon, and the root beer from A&W.

    My children love all of them as well.

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    My favorites:
    --my mom's homemade spaghetti sauce (and to this day I still haven't found a jarred brand I like as well)
    --mom's "fried" chicken (coated in corn flakes and baked)
    --a root beer float from the local stand
    --a chocolate dipped cone from the town's Arrow Queen
    --cheetos
    --I loved most junk foods-- Mountain Dew, chips, etc.

    My daughter has so far developed much better eating habits than both DH and I.... not too many 3 year-olds eat salad and beg for cherry tomatoes at the grocery store. I'm hoping her good taste lasts into adulthood!

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    My grandmothers homemade bread right out of the oven with real butter(which i dont eat anymore lol)
    My mother wasnt avery good cook, everything was fried lol but i guess my favourite was rapure, or schore. french for rapped potaoes smothered in bacon grease or pork grease and pork on top.
    My grandmas meatpies were to die for, mega thick. always achristmas favourite!!!

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    I grew up in a very small country town back east. Out where I lived, we had no "restaurants" but we had a local dairy bar. I loved their "footers" ; foot long hot dogs with sauce and their hot fudge sundaes. That was such a treat.

    My mom was a great cook. I loved her sage stuffing which we only had at Thanksgiving. I used to make the cranberries and I loved watching them pop!
    I also loved my mother's applesauce cake which we only had at Christmas. I also loved her yeast rolls. She always saved some dough and made cinnamon
    rolls.

    This thread brings back great memories.

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    my grandmother's dinners!! her roastbeef and mashed potatoes with the most RICH dark gravy that I am still trying to master....

    love those family dinners (turkey and the trimmings, ham and scalloped potatoes). the ones that bring out all those fabulous memories from growing up. my other grammas fried chicken and bbqs in the backyard when we'd visit.

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    As odd as it sounds, I was a fruit and veggie person. The only veggie I didn't like was eggplant.

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    My grandmother's stuffed cabbages and her homemade pierogies. When I was at college I would go visit her about once a month for the weekend and there was always a huge pot of stuffed cabbages on the stove waiting for me when I got there. I also loved her saurkraut and pig hocks. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...

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    peanut butter cheeto sandwiches, Yummy!

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    my mother use to make a cabbage stew with onions,carrots,turnips, ruttabgas and a litle meat with homemade bread......... My kids would have died if they had to eat something like that.
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    My great gramdmother's specialty was eggplant parmesan. I am 4th generation to make it, it is still a family favorite.

    My father used to make popcorn for all the kids in the neighborhood.
    He had repaired an old carnival popcorn machine & put it on our patio.
    Air popped popcorn is still a favorite snack.

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    I loved junk food as a kid (still do..lol) my favorite was Doritos. My Mom used to have to take the bag away from me. I loved (and still do..lol) my Mom's homeade biscuits, gravy for breakfast and her stuffing at thanksgiving and christmas..nobody in this world can cook like her. I tell her all the time her cooking is the reason im fat.

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